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Racism, modernity and identity : on the western front / ed. Ali Rattansi, Sallie Westwood

Secondary Author Rattansi, Ali, 1947-
Westwood, Sallie
Country Reino Unido. Publication Cambridge : Polity Press, 1994 Description VIII, 299 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-7456-0942-2 CDU 316.347
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book analyses racism and changing ethnicities in Europe and the US in the context of new forms of global dislocation, economic recession, the resurgence of ne0-Fascism, and a widespread sense of the crisis of Western modernity.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • The Contributors (p. vii)
  • Acknowledgements (p. ix)
  • Modern Racisms, Racialized Identities (p. 1)
  • Part I Racism and 'Postmodernity' (p. 13)
  • 1 'Western' Racisms, Ethnicities and Identities in a 'Postmodern' Frame (p. 15)
  • 2 Exploring Other Zones of the Postmodern: Problems of Ethnocentrism and Difference across the North-South Divide (p. 87)
  • Part II The Western Front (p. 127)
  • 3 Unpacking the West: How European is Europe? (p. 129)
  • 4 Egypt in America: Black Athena, Racism and Colonial Discourse (p. 150)
  • Part III Racism and Modernity in Europe (p. 171)
  • 5 Racism in Europe: Unity and Diversity (p. 173)
  • 6 Explaining Racism in Contemporary Europe (p. 189)
  • 7 Universalism and Difference: The Crisis of Anti-Racism in the UK and France (p. 222)
  • Part IV Racialized Identities, Local and Global (p. 245)
  • 8 Racism, Mental Illness and the Politics of Identity (p. 247)
  • 9 Racial Formation and Hegemony: Global and Local Developments (p. 266)
  • Index (p. 290)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Ali Rattansi teaches Sociology at City University, London
Sallie Westwood teaches Sociology at the University of Leicester

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